Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Pose 18" x 24" Oil

This is as far as I got with "Pose" today because I've been crushing the grapes from my garden in prep for wine making. Never done THAT before! We'll see where that goes too. The juice is very sour so I might have been a bit previous.

Kitchen / Bathroom Wall Update

I meant to include this in yesterdays' post, but as usual I was rushed to get done before Roy came home.

This is my kitchen / bathroom wall. It didn't come out easily! It is made of lots of pieces of metal, some bolted, some welded together and entangled in amongst the bits were water pipes. We discovered that the plumber was a smoker, fag ends everywhere, and that he had amazing dexterity. How he managed to solder some of the pipes is impossible to imagine as they were encased in the wall, which was older than the pipework! It took Roy three days to unpiece the jigaw.

This is the bathroom bit. We have cold water, but no hot, and Roy has rigged up the sink unit in the conservatory ( my painting space ) to enable us to wash, washup, prepare veggies, etc.
Life is good.... it will be a little palace when done!

Monday, 28 September 2009


Didn't know what to do next, or at least couldn't make a decision about which of the million paintings buzzing around in my head to do, so I grabbed a photo of a model from HAS and doodled for an hour. And, guess what, I like the way this is going!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009


I went along to the art club today, and took this to do, in the hope of finishing, because at home there has been better things to do in the past week. You know how that first whoosh of excitement fades..... Any way, I can see I still have a bit of tiddling up to do.
I'll not be painting for a few days. Roy has taken a couple of days off work to get the kitchen wall out, (it's prefabricated, made of metal) and rebuilt, move the hot water tank to the loft and hopefully get the shower in. Wouldn't that be heaven. He tells me we might be without water for a few days! Gulp!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Where Is She? 14" x 21" Oil

I like to think I have patience, but not like this man and his little dog. They stood, with barely a fidget, for at least twenty minutes, as I watched while having a coffee on a day visit to the coast. They may be there still!

Friday, 18 September 2009

So Talk! 12" x 12" Oil

Another monochrome. I shall be painting as many as I can and take the pick of the bunch for exhibition at the end of October.

Your comments, votes, feedback, etc., will be very welcome.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Acrylic Sketches

" LEAF "

Went to the art club this afternoon, where the brief was to " zoom in on any detail of plant or flower".

At The Wedding - David 12" x 12" Oil

I painted this with the paint left on my palette, all mixed together, after getting frustrated again with one of the larger canvases I am working on.
This is my favourite uncle....OK.. he is my only uncle, but he's a "good old boy", a compliment he likes to pay to folk he likes.


Friday, 11 September 2009

Penny For Them 8" x 10" Acrylic

Another done from a photo taken at HAS. I have been working on some caricatures for family gifts and will post when done, but five heads in coloured pencil takes TIME! I took a break from that to have something to post today.
I giggled when I thought of the title. She does look lost in thought and far away.....but her name IS Penny....ha-ha!
The pose is a bit awkward looking, but that is exactly what I like about it.
Have a good weekend everyone and happy painting. Thanks for coming to look see.

If you would like to purchase this painting for 70GBP please email me.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Acrylic Sketches

On The Turn

The art group have resumed their meetings again after the summer, so I took along a couple of specimens from my garden. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Friday, 4 September 2009

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Nude 11" x 12' Oil

Lost the plot this week......lots of wipeouts and everything is a struggle. Perhaps it is the change in the weather! There is no doubt that sunshine makes you feel good.....and everything is possible.